|Minister of Environment of Japan|
2 September 2011 – 1 October 2012
|Prime Minister||Yoshihiko Noda|
|Preceded by||Ryu Matsumoto|
|Succeeded by||Hiroyuki Nagahama|
8 August 1971 |
|Political party||Democratic Party of Japan|
|Alma mater||Kyoto University|
Goshi Hosono (細野 豪志 Hosono Gōshi, born 8 August 1971) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party (DP), a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Ōmihachiman, Shiga and graduate of Kyoto University, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2000. He is the current Nuclear Disaster Minister of Japan. In September 2011 he was re-appointed as Nuclear Disaster Minister and also appointed as Minister of the Environment in the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.
Goshi Hosono considered running in the September 2012 Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) presidential elections against incumbent Yoshihiko Noda, but was eventually dissuaded from doing so by senior members of the party.
After Noda's re-election as party president, and re-appointment of Koshiishi as Secretary General of the DPJ, Noda persuaded Hosono to become chairman of the party Policy Research Committee. The appointment of the popular 41-year-old Hosono was seen as important in preparing for the upcoming general election.
As of August 2017[update], Hosono is planning to leave the Democratic Party, the successor of the DPJ, and form his own political party. His reason for wanting to leave the party is because of its policy on security and amending the Constitution.
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- Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.
- Kamiya, Setsuko, "Hosono to reshape nuclear policy", Japan Times, 13 September 2011, p. 3.
- The Daily Yomiuri DPJ heavyweights prevailed on Hosono not to run 9 September 2012 Retrieved 26 September 2012
- Asahi Shimbun Ruling party reshuffle aims to heal divisions 25 September 2012
- The Daily Yomiuri Noda party changes 'aimed at election' / Intraparty harmony seen as another factor in choices for top DPJ leadership posts 26 September 2012 Retrieved 26 September 2012
- Japan Times August 18, 2014 Lawmakers, China’s vice president agree to improve bilateral ties Retrieved on August 26, 2014
- "Ex-minister Hosono to leave opposition Democratic Party". The Japan Times. 4 August 2017.
- Official website (Japanese)
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